THE DAILY PRESS/HAMPTON ROADS RECON – Military and religion topic of W&M speech

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  • Mikey Weinstein, the outspoken activist who says military personnel face coercion from some Christian fundamentalists, will speak Monday at the College of William and Mary.

    Weinstein is president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, which sees its mission as maintaining the wall separating church and state in the U.S. military. It is a role that has earned Weinstein both praise and criticism.

  • In 2010, he found himself at the center of a dispute at Fort Eustis in Newport News, when three soldiers said they were ordered to clean up their barracks after opting not to attend a Christian rock concert on post. The soldiers said they felt as if they were punished. After an investigation, the Army said the dispute resulted from a misunderstanding over orders.He will appear at the Sadler Center Commonwealth Auditorium between 5-7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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